Boss RC-3 Loop Station Pedal

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Record up to 3 hours of material and store up to 99 loops with this pedal. It features a rhythm guide that sounds like real drums.

Boss RC-3 Loop Station: Station To Station of Loops

Boss Loop Station pedals have become the de facto, go-to standard for guitarists, bassists, keyboardists; any musician looking to jump headlong into the sampling and looping world. Compared to other Boss loopers, the RC-3 Loop Station might be the smallest of the group, but don't let its diminutive size fool you--this pedal offers a full three hours of mono record time!

The Boss RC-3 Loop Station Has What You Want, The Way You Want It

Accurately punching in and punching out while playing your parts, tap-dancing your other stompboxes, and trying to sing at the same time is no small chore. As usual, Boss thought of everything when designing the RC-3, including "real drums" rhythm guide for jamming along or use as a coach when setting up your loops before the gig. Alternately, use the AUX input to store your own backing tracks, click track, or favorite drum loops right to the Boss RC-3. You can also connect straight to a PC through its USB output and import or export WAV audio!

The Boss RC-3 Loop Station Fits Just Like A Glove

The single-pedal form factor makes the RC-3 fit right into just about any pedalboard, nestling high fidelity looping among the rest of your favorite effects. The Boss RC-3 is also a great fit for your wallet, representing the most affordable entry in the Boss Loop Station series. If you've been toying with the idea of live sampling and looping but have found yourself intimidated by confusing read more feature sets or turned off by lofty price tags, the Boss RC-3 Loop Station has your name on it. Well, you know, not literally... unless your name happens to be Boss. Or Loop Station.

Check out our overview of the Boss RC-3 Loop Station Pedal:


- Up to three hours of stereo recording time
- 99 onboard memories for storing loops
- USB 2.0 port allows you to connect to a PC and import / export WAV audio
- Rhythm guide with real drums
- Runs on a single 9-volt battery or optional AC power supply

Check out this video highlighting the powerful loop abilities of the Boss RC-3.
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- Nominal Input Level: INPUT: -20 dBu, AUX IN: -10 dBu
- Input Impedance: INPUT: 1 M ohms, AUXIN: 22 k ohms
- Nominal Output Level: -20 dBu
- Output Impedance: 1 k ohms
- Recommended Load Impedance: 10 k ohms or larger
- Recording/Playback: Maximum Recording Time: Approximately 3hours, Maximum Phrase Memory: 99 phrases, Number of tracks: 1, Data Format: WAV (44.1 kHz,16-bit linear, stereo)
- Rhythm Type: Hi-Hat, Kick & Hi-Hat, Rock 1, Rock 2, Pop, Funk, Shuffle, R & B, Latin, Percussion
- USB Interface: Hi-Speed USB mass storage device class
- Controls: Pedal switch, LOOP OUTPUT knob, RHYTHM OUTPUT knob, DOWN button, UP button, WRITE button, RHYTHMON/OFF button, TAP TEMPO button
- Indicators: REC, PLAY (DUB) indicator
- Display: 7 segments,2 characters (LED)
- Connectors: INPUT A Jack: 1/4 in. phone type, INPUT B Jack: 1/4 in. phone type,AUX IN Jack: Stereo miniature phone type, OUTPUT A Jack: 1/4 in. phone type, OUTPUT B Jack: 1/4 type, STOP/MEMORY SHIFT Jack: 1/4 in. TRS phone type, USB Connector, DC IN Jack (DC 9 V)
- Power Supply: DC 9 V: Alkaline battery (9 V, 6LR61), AC Adaptor (PSA series: sold separately)* Rechargeable Ni-MH batteries cannot be used.
- Current Draw: 70 mA (DC 9 V) * Expected battery life under continuous use: Alkaline battery (9 V, 6LR61): Approx. 3 hours. These figures will vary depending on the actual conditions of use.
- Dimensions (W x D x H): 73 x 129 x 59 mm, (2-7/8 x 5-1/8 x 2-3/8 in.
- Weight: 450 g, (1 lb. including battery)
- Included Accessories: Owner's Manual

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 323-890-3700

Boss RC-3 Loop Pedal

The Boss RC-3 is powerfully equipped yet conveniently housed in a compact pedal. Enjoy up to three hours of stereo recording time, storage for 99 loops, a "real drums" rhythm guide, and USB 2.0 compatibility all in a small BOSS stompbox.

Boss RC-3 Loop Station Features

- Compact and powerful stereo stompbox looper
- Massive internal memory with up to three hours of stereo recording time
- 99 onboard memories for storing loops
- USB 2.0 port allows you to connect to a PC and import / export WAV audio
- Rhythm guide with real drums
- Runs on a single 9-volt battery or optional AC power supply

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 5 out of 5 stars. (6 ratings)
Submitted June 4, 2016 by Jon I in Eau Claire, WI
"Lovin the Boss RC-3!!"
Overall: 5 out of 5 stars
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Had the orig. ditto for years thinking it was alright. Then purchased the EHX Nano 360 and the EHX 720,not being happy with either I returned and purchased the RC-3 Boss and it was so intuitive and feature laden I wish I'd have purchased this one first. The boss rc-3 is hands down my fav looper. I hate complicated pedals and this has Sooo many easy to use features that none of the other loopers have is unbelievable, especially being this looper isn't much more than it's competition-if you could even call it that. Plus with all the updates over the years. Thanks Boss! Am super fussy and REALLY liking this pedal. And thanks to zZounds for always giving me the best prices!
Musical Background:
12 years-Fender
Musical Style:
All but rap or hip hop.
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